I Tried To Be Nice … It’s Hard!!!

Let me start by saying that today is National Say Something Nice Day.  I may struggle with this one … let me try, though … … … … … …  🤷

Well, okay, that one didn’t work out so well, did it?  Perhaps I’ll try again later, but for now I’ll stand by that old adage “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.”  Have a nice day!

Oh wait … that qualifies as saying something nice, doesn’t it?  I mean, it even has the word ‘nice’ in it!  So now, I’ve fulfilled my obligation to say something nice and I can carry on with my normal grumbling and grousing!

In case you hadn’t heard, QAnon, the conspiracy theory group, held a ‘conference’ in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend.  QAnon must surely require that its members have an IQ under 50 in order to join, for there was, from what I’ve read, not a single bit of intelligence uttered at any point.  Reporters were largely banned from the event.  For starters, there was the infamous Sidney Powell, the attorney who filed multiple phony lawsuits on behalf of the former guy attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election that President Biden won by over 7 million votes.  Ms. Powell lost every single one of those cases.

At the QAnon conference, wearing a leather biker vest covered in Trump stickers, she spouted more nonsense, saying of the former guy …

“He can simply be reinstated. A new inauguration date is set, and Biden is told to move out of the White House, and President Trump should be moved back in. I’m sure there’s not going to be credit for time lost, unfortunately, because the Constitution itself sets the date for inauguration, but he should definitely get the remainder of his term and make the best of it.”

She’s a lawyer???  She must surely have gotten her JD out of a box of Cracker Jacks, for any sane person who ever took a course in Constitutional Law knows that what she said is pure bullshit.  But she received lots of applause and cheering for her words … there were a whole lot of fools in Dallas this weekend!

And then there was there was Louis Gohmert, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas … a man who should be held to a higher standard than to attend a meeting of a bunch of fringe lunatics!  Gohmert spent his time on stage denigrating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and claiming that the attack on Congress on January 6th was really no big deal, that no investigation is necessary, and that it wasn’t just right-wing extremists, but also the left – a theory that has been disproven multiple times.

Gohmert also suggested that the insurrection shouldn’t be a serious concern because the United States has weathered worse, including foreign attacks.

“Some of us think Pearl Harbor was the worst attack on democracy, some of us think 9/11 was the worst attack. Some of us think that those things were worse attacks on democracy.”

Pearl Harbour and 9/11 certainly took more lives than January 6th, however … they were not attacks from within, not attacks attempting to overthrow our government.  Gohmert has once again shown that he is not fit to be a member of Congress, perhaps not even fit to walk among us!

But perhaps the must heinous, most inhumane comments came from none other than Michael Flynn, the former National Security advisor who lasted only 22 days in the position before being forced to resign as a result of lying about his role in helping Russia interfere in our 2016 election.  Flynn is a former Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency … not someone you would expect to encourage a military coup, but that is precisely what he did at the QAnon conference last weekend.

During the Q&A session, Flynn was asked this question by a low-IQ attendee …

“I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?”

To which the traitorous Flynn replied …

“No reason. I mean, it should happen here.”

Michael Flynn would be in prison today if he had not been pardoned by the former guy.  Instead, he is spouting dangerous rhetoric to a group of people who are too stupid to have a clue what is happening in Myanmar.  Despite his response being recorded on video, Flynn later tried to weasel out and say it wasn’t what he said … or what he meant … or who knows what the man meant.

And lastly, what would a QAnon conference be without the deplorable Roger Stone?  Although I don’t think Roger showed up in person, his ‘social media advisor’, Jason Sullivan, made quite a stir.  Referring to Hillary Clinton as that “god-awful woman,” Sullivan then made a noose gesture around his neck, which was greeted with wild applause by the audience.

The real danger in all this lunacy is that there are a large number of people who actually believe the conspiracy theories.  A recent poll shows that 15% to 20% of Americans believe in tenets central to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory movement — a minority, but not an insignificant number.  Fifteen percent of all Americans and 23% of Republicans said they agree that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.”  As we saw on January 6th, these people are willing to act on their beliefs, to attempt to overthrow the government, to burn the Constitution, and fools like Sidney Powell, Mike Flynn and others are encouraging them, are pouring fuel on the fires of hatred.

18 thoughts on “I Tried To Be Nice … It’s Hard!!!

  1. Once again, I say, what your country needs is real leadership. Someone who can stir the hearts of the people with truth, integrity, and responsibility. Biden is okay, but he is wishy-washy. He seems to be a decent human being. However, I do not agree with him investigating the source of Covid-19, that can do nothing but stir up anti-China sentiment when what we need is for everyone to come together to battle this virus until all the variants become harmless little bugs that might find something good to do for humans. Possibly giving people like the ones you wrote about above a reason to rally against China is a very dangerous proposition. Covid is here. Deal with it.
    But this is the usual American bullshit. Blame everything on someone else. I’m sorry, but it needs to be said. The possibility of internal bloodshed in America is high right now. Deflecting those feelings will not do anything but allow them to grow and fester. What is needed is someone who will stand-up and say, “We are a racist country. We do not need to be. We do not want to be. Until we get rid of the racism we have no place trying to be active in the problems of the world. Our problem (racism) comes first! We must prove ourselves to be worthy of who we say we are!”
    And then add in the gun problem, the populist problem, the wealth inequity problem, the high cost of medical treatment problem, etc., ad infinitum.
    I state here the old adage, “Physician, heal thyself: then wilt thou also heal thy patient. Let it be his best cure to see with his eyes him who maketh himself whole.” If America really wants to be the beacon of democracy to the world, it really needs to get its own house in order. And to do that, it needs someone to show you how to do that. Say, someone like Jill Dennison…


  2. QAnon must surely require that its members have an IQ under 50 in order to join

    That’s being generous. And I think that, as such, it qualifies as ‘saying something nice’.

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  3. As long as their are mouths willing to spout this garbage there will be ears willing to listen. Ears that belong to those who refuse to think for themselves but prefer to follow a trend or those who hold a grudge for imagined slights due to being told that Federal Government hates them.
    The mouths who spout the garbage, but don’t believe it themselves unless they’re mentally deranged, should be locked up for trying to foment further insurrection. Flynn who received a pardon from Trump for selling out his country should now be locked up for suggesting a Myanmar coup should take place in the U.S. Trump cannot help him his time. Put the Republicans back into power and all the stories about the Federal Government being oppressive will suddenly be true as they have no coherent policies for the Country.

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    • I would put it this way, David. As long as there are ears willing to listen to this garbage, there will be mouths willing to spout it. It’s a perverse symbiotic relationship, but, as odious as Powell, Flynn, and their ilk are, the root problem is those millions who believe them and the QAnon mythology. Sad to say, I truly believe that 2024 will be a violent year that will make 2020 and 1/6/2021 look like a walk in the park.

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    • Agreed on all counts. Trouble is, the 1st Amendment has been interpreted by the Courts so broadly that these conspiracy theorists can basically spout whatever nonsense they wish and there are no repercussions. The rest of us can dispute their words, counter them with proven facts, but far too many people are unwilling to listen to us, preferring instead the excitement of believing such drivel as QAnon and others spout. Our education system apparently fails to teach young people to think, to seek facts, to use their brain for something other than keeping their skull intact. Sadly, I think things are going to get worse rather than better in the next few years. As for Flynn … he may yet find himself in a prison cell … his pardon only goes so far. I have a list as long as my arm of people I’d like to see in prison, starting with you-know-who!

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